Today, Good Friday, as we reflect on the sufferings of Jesus – the agony in the garden, the scourging, the crown of thorns, the way of the Cross, His crucifixion and death; and tomorrow, Holy Saturday, as we recall Christ lying in the tomb, His descent into Hell followed by the night of vigil as we await His resurrection, are the two most solemn days on the Christian calendar. Easter Sunday, by contrast, is a day of celebration. It is the day that Jesus fulfilled His promise: that “on the third day He will rise again,” [Luke 18:33]; the “Day that death is swallowed up by Victory,” [1 Corinthians, 15:54]. We believe that these three days are far more significant than anything that’s going on in the world right now and that news and analysis can wait. The Volatilian™ website will shut down for these last two days of Holy Week and the first day of the Easter season. We shall be back on Monday. (Photo: The Pietà; the Blessed Virgin cradles Jesus in the tomb).